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How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux

How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 20:00:53 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Firefox 66 officially released for all major OS e.g. Linux (32/64 bit), Mac OSX, Windows and Android. The binary package are now available for download for Linux (POSIX) systems, grab desired one and enjoy the browsing with new features added to it.

What’s new in Firefox 66

This new release comes with the following features:

  • A new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound.
  • Improved search experience.
  • Enhanced performance and nicer user experience for extensions.
  • Other various security fixes.

New Firefox has also added a lots of new interesting features to Android as well. So, don’t wait, just grab the latest Firefox for android from Google Play Store and have fun.

Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux Systems

Ubuntu users will always get the latest version of Firefox via default Ubuntu’s update channel. But the upgrade isn’t yet available and if you are curious to try it, there is an official Mozilla PPA to test the new version of Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu and its derivatives.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install firefox

In this article, we will cover Firefox Quantum 66 stable installation from tarball sources in Debian and Red Hat based Linux distributions such as CentOS, Fedora, etc.

The download link for Mozilla tarballs can be found by accessing the below link.

  1. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

The process of installing the latest version of Firefox from archive sources is similar for Ubuntu and CentOS desktop version. To begin with, log in to your desktop and open a Terminal console.

Then, issue the below commands in your Terminal in order to download and install Firefox from tarball sources. The installation files will be placed in your distribution /opt directory.

For 32-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 
For 64-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 

After Firefox application files had been decompressed and installed to /opt/firefox/ system path, execute the below command to first launch the browser. The latest version of Firefox should open in your system.

$ /opt/firefox/firefox

In order to create a quick launch icon in your desktop applications menu, issue the following commands in terminal. First change directory to /usr/share/application/ directory and create a new desktop application quick launcher based on firefox.desktop app launcher. The new launcher will be named mozilla-quantum.desktop.

$ cd /usr/share/applications/
$ sudo cp firefox.desktop firefox-quantum.desktop 

Afterwards, open firefox-quantum.desktop file for editing and search and update the following lines.

Name=Firefox Quantum Web Browser
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -new-window
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -private-window

Save and close the file changes. Launch Mozilla Quantum by navigating to Applications -> Internet menu where a new Firefox Quantum launcher should appear. In Ubuntu desktop just search for quantum in Unity dash.

After hitting on the shortcut icon, you should see the new Mozilla Quantum browser in action in your system.

Firefox QuantumFirefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mozilla 66.0 browser from a tarball source file in Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distributions.

Note : You can also install Firefox with package manager called ‘yum‘ or ‘dnf‘ for Centos/Fedora/RHEL and ‘apt-get‘ for Ubuntu based distributions, but the available version may be little older.

How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux

How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:56:41 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Firefox 66 officially released for all major OS e.g. Linux (32/64 bit), Mac OSX, Windows and Android. The binary package are now available for download for Linux (POSIX) systems, grab desired one and enjoy the browsing with new features added to it.

What’s new in Firefox 66

This new release comes with the following features:

  • A new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound.
  • Improved search experience.
  • Enhanced performance and nicer user experience for extensions.
  • Other various security fixes.

New Firefox has also added a lots of new interesting features to Android as well. So, don’t wait, just grab the latest Firefox for android from Google Play Store and have fun.

Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux Systems

Ubuntu users will always get the latest version of Firefox via default Ubuntu’s update channel. But the upgrade isn’t yet available and if you are curious to try it, there is an official Mozilla PPA to test the new version of Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu and its derivatives.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install firefox

In this article, we will cover Firefox Quantum 66 stable installation from tarball sources in Debian and Red Hat based Linux distributions such as CentOS, Fedora, etc.

The download link for Mozilla tarballs can be found by accessing the below link.

  1. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

The process of installing the latest version of Firefox from archive sources is similar for Ubuntu and CentOS desktop version. To begin with, log in to your desktop and open a Terminal console.

Then, issue the below commands in your Terminal in order to download and install Firefox from tarball sources. The installation files will be placed in your distribution /opt directory.

For 32-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 
For 64-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 

After Firefox application files had been decompressed and installed to /opt/firefox/ system path, execute the below command to first launch the browser. The latest version of Firefox should open in your system.

$ /opt/firefox/firefox

In order to create a quick launch icon in your desktop applications menu, issue the following commands in terminal. First change directory to /usr/share/application/ directory and create a new desktop application quick launcher based on firefox.desktop app launcher. The new launcher will be named mozilla-quantum.desktop.

$ cd /usr/share/applications/
$ sudo cp firefox.desktop firefox-quantum.desktop 

Afterwards, open firefox-quantum.desktop file for editing and search and update the following lines.

Name=Firefox Quantum Web Browser
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -new-window
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -private-window

Save and close the file changes. Launch Mozilla Quantum by navigating to Applications -> Internet menu where a new Firefox Quantum launcher should appear. In Ubuntu desktop just search for quantum in Unity dash.

After hitting on the shortcut icon, you should see the new Mozilla Quantum browser in action in your system.

Firefox QuantumFirefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mozilla 66.0 browser from a tarball source file in Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distributions.

Note : You can also install Firefox with package manager called ‘yum‘ or ‘dnf‘ for Centos/Fedora/RHEL and ‘apt-get‘ for Ubuntu based distributions, but the available version may be little older.

How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux

How to Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:18:23 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Firefox 66 officially released for all major OS e.g. Linux (32/64 bit), Mac OSX, Windows and Android. The binary package are now available for download for Linux (POSIX) systems, grab desired one and enjoy the browsing with new features added to it.

What’s new in Firefox 66

This new release comes with the following features:

  • A new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound.
  • Improved search experience.
  • Enhanced performance and nicer user experience for extensions.
  • Other various security fixes.

New Firefox has also added a lots of new interesting features to Android as well. So, don’t wait, just grab the latest Firefox for android from Google Play Store and have fun.

Install Firefox Quantum 66 in Linux Systems

Ubuntu users will always get the latest version of Firefox via default Ubuntu’s update channel. But the upgrade isn’t yet available and if you are curious to try it, there is an official Mozilla PPA to test the new version of Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu and its derivatives.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install firefox

In this article, we will cover Firefox Quantum 66 stable installation from tarball sources in Debian and Red Hat based Linux distributions such as CentOS, Fedora, etc.

The download link for Mozilla tarballs can be found by accessing the below link.

  1. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

The process of installing the latest version of Firefox from archive sources is similar for Ubuntu and CentOS desktop version. To begin with, log in to your desktop and open a Terminal console.

Then, issue the below commands in your Terminal in order to download and install Firefox from tarball sources. The installation files will be placed in your distribution /opt directory.

For 32-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 
For 64-Bit OS
$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar xfj firefox-66.0.tar.bz2 

After Firefox application files had been decompressed and installed to /opt/firefox/ system path, execute the below command to first launch the browser. The latest version of Firefox should open in your system.

$ /opt/firefox/firefox

In order to create a quick launch icon in your desktop applications menu, issue the following commands in terminal. First change directory to /usr/share/application/ directory and create a new desktop application quick launcher based on firefox.desktop app launcher. The new launcher will be named mozilla-quantum.desktop.

$ cd /usr/share/applications/
$ sudo cp firefox.desktop firefox-quantum.desktop 

Afterwards, open firefox-quantum.desktop file for editing and search and update the following lines.

Name=Firefox Quantum Web Browser
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -new-window
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox -private-window

Save and close the file changes. Launch Mozilla Quantum by navigating to Applications -> Internet menu where a new Firefox Quantum launcher should appear. In Ubuntu desktop just search for quantum in Unity dash.

After hitting on the shortcut icon, you should see the new Mozilla Quantum browser in action in your system.

Firefox QuantumFirefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mozilla 66.0 browser from a tarball source file in Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distributions.

Note : You can also install Firefox with package manager called ‘yum‘ or ‘dnf‘ for Centos/Fedora/RHEL and ‘apt-get‘ for Ubuntu based distributions, but the available version may be little older.

Google Chrome 72 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

Google Chrome 72 Released &-8211; Install on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 18:17:23 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 72 on February 6, 2019.

The actual version is 72.0.3626.96 for Linux and Mac OS X/Windows operating system. This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features and improvements.

If you would like to know more other cool features of this release, please visit at Google’s Chrome Features.

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Google Chrome 72 browser in RHEL/CentOS 7.x and Fedora distributions using Google’s own repository with Yum package manager tool.

Important: Google Chrome support for all 32-bit Linux distributions is deprecated from March, 2016.

By using Google’s official repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date.

- yum update google-chrome-stable

However, same instructions should also work on RHEL 7.x, CentOS 7.x and Fedora 28-24 versions as well.

Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository

Create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it.

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Step 2: Installing Chrome Web Browser

First, check whether the latest version available from the Google’s own repository using following yum command.

- yum info google-chrome-stable
Sample Output
Check Google Chrome Package Info
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.myfahim.com
 * epel: ir.mirror.rasanegar.com
 * extras: centos.myfahim.com
 * remi-safe: ftp.arnes.si
 * rpmforge: mirrors.neusoft.edu.cn
 * updates: centos.myfahim.com
adobe-linux-x86_64                                                                                                                                                      3/3
google-chrome                                                                                                                                                           3/3
Available Packages
Name        : google-chrome-stable
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 72.0.3626.96
Release     : 1
Size        : 50 M
Repo        : google-chrome
Summary     : Google Chrome
URL         : https://chrome.google.com/
License     : Multiple, see https://chrome.google.com/
Description : The web browser from Google
            : 
            : Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Do you see the highlighted output in the above, that clearly telling that the latest version of chrome is available from repository. So, let’s install it using yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all needed dependencies.

- yum install google-chrome-stable
Sample Output
Install Google Chrome in Linux
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager, versionlock
This system is not registered with Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.dhakacom.com
 * epel: ftp.jaist.ac.jp
 * extras: mirror.ehost.vn
 * rpmforge: mirror.veriteknik.net.tr
 * updates: mirror.ehost.vn
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:69.0.3497.81-1 will be updated
---> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:72.0.3626.96-1 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                         Arch                              Version                                   Repository                                Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Updating:
 google-chrome-stable                            x86_64                            72.0.3626.96                            google-chrome                             50 M

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Upgrade  1 Package

Total download size: 50 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y

Update : Sadly, the Google Chrome browser no longer supports the most famous commercial distribution RHEL 6.x and its free clones such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

Yes, they’ve discontinued support for RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on other side, latest Firefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.

The next step for RHEL/CentOS 6 users to move to RHEL/CentOS 7, the latest Google Chrome works out-of-the-box on RHEL/CentOS 7.

Step 3: Starting Chrome Web Browser

Start browser with non-root user.

- google-chrome &

Welcome screen of Chrome web browser.

Welcome Google ChromeWelcome Google Chrome

Welcome Google Chrome

Exploring www.sfnews.com with cool Chrome web browser.

Welcome Google ChromeGoogle Chrome Preview on CentOS 7

Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 7

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Install Google Chrome 72 on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Install Google Chrome 72 on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 18:17:18 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Google Chrome Browser developed by Google Inc. is a freeware web browser licensed under Google Chrome Terms of Service.

As per Wikipedia (as of October 2018) statistics and trends Google Chrome Browser has a 68% usages of globally and we can say it’s not ideal alternative browser but it’s the best and widely used internet browser, which uses the WebKit layout engine.

The Google chrome is a popular browser because of its simplicity, load quickly i.e. speed, customizable, stable and security. The Google Chrome stable build 72.0.3626.96 was released on February 06, 2019, for Windows, Mac and Linux with a number of fixes and improvements.

In this post we’ll show you some easy steps to install Google Chrome Browser 72 (i.e 72.0.3626.96) in Debian 9/8/7/6, Ubuntu 18.10-17.04, Ubuntu 16.10-14.04 and Linux Mint 19-17. However, the same installation instructions also works on older versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Mint distributions.

There are two official ways to install Chrome browser, the one is using Google Chrome PPA and other method is, directly downloading and installing ‘.deb‘ packages. We will show you both ways so that you can select whatever method you feel easy.

Installing Google Chrome Browser Using PPA

1. We use Google’s official Linux software repository (PPA) that will automatically install and configure settings needed to keep your chrome browser up-to-date.

Before installing repository, we need to download and install Google’s Linux package signing Key that will automatically configure your package manager to verify the integrity of packages before downloading and installing on the system.

On an Debian based systems (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.), use the following command to download the key and then use ‘apt-key‘ to add it to the system.

$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

2. After adding the key, run the following command to add chrome repository to your system sources.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

3. After adding chrome repository, you must do a system update to update the newly added chrome repository, using the following command.

$ sudo apt-get update

4. Now, here Google PPA provides three chrome versions (stable, beta and unstable), so install whatever version you prefer.

Install Chrome Stable Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Install Chrome Beta Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
Install Chrome Unstable Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable

Installing Google Chrome Browser Using .Deb Package

1. Go to Google Chrome download page and select your package or you can use following ‘wget‘ command to download and install the latest version.

Note: Google Chrome ends support for all 32-bit Linux distributions from March, 2016.

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

2. Once it’s installed, launch Google Chrome Browser with normal user.

$ google-chrome-stable
Google Chrome 72 PreviewGoogle Chrome 72 Preview

Google Chrome 72 Preview

Removing Google Chrome Browser

To completely uninstall, use the following command.

$ sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

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